LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus NI - Furious Van Morrison in on stage rant against Health Minister Robin Swann after NI Executive stops four Europa Hotel concerts from going ahead
Sir. Van Morrison is said to have taken to the stage where he raged against Health Minister Robin Swann saying: “Robin Swann said in his Rolling Stone interview that I am dangerous, okay, well, if I can’t affect any change in this situation I don’t have any power or my power is very limited to change this situation - Robin Swann has all of the power.”
Howard Hastings, of Hastings Hotels which owns the Europa Hotel, said he had asked Stormont’s Executive Office for guidance two months ago on whether the concerts could go ahead but said “for four weeks they neither confirmed or denied that we could proceed”.
Mr Hastings then referred to an answer that Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey, had given to a question in the Assembly on June 1.
When she was asked on that date if the concerts could proceed, Ms Hargey said: “Yes, as long as they keep within the regulations.”
Mr Hastings said: “We took that statement, made by the minister on the floor of the Assembly, who had been given the authority in …
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